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Air Fryer Smashed Brussels Sprouts

These air fryer smashed Brussels sprouts are crispy, cheesy, and about to become your new favorite side dish! 
Prep Time10 minutes
Cook Time10 minutes
Total Time20 minutes
Course: Appetizer
Cuisine: American
Keyword: air fryer, brussel sprouts, brussels sprout salad
Servings: 4 servings
Calories: 51kcal


  • 1 12 oz bag of Brussels Sprouts
  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 tbsp balsamic vinegar
  • 3 tbsp grated parmesan
  • salt and pepper to taste


  • To smash the Brussels Sprout, you need to microwave them. In a large microwave-safe dish, place the uncooked Brussels sprouts add ¼ cup of water, and cook for 4 minutes at high temperature.
  • Remove for the microwave and let them cool for 5 to 10 minutes
  • Place the Brussel Sprout on a cutting board, and with the back of a small bowl, smash the Brussels; you can also use the back of a large spoon.
  • Place the smashed Brussels sprouts in a large bowl, add olive oil, balsamic vinegar, grated parmesan, salt, and pepper. Mix gently until the Brussels sprouts are well coated.
  • Place in the air fryer basket in a single layer.
  • Cook for 6 minutes at 400 ˚F, flip them halfway.
  • Serve immediately.


  • You can keep the Brussels sprout in an airtight container in a fridge for up to 4 days. Do not freeze.
  • You can serve these as an appetizer or side dish.
  • If you like a little spice, you can add some chili flakes to give it a kick!


Calories: 51kcal | Carbohydrates: 1g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 5g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 3g | Cholesterol: 3mg | Sodium: 58mg | Potassium: 9mg | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 32IU | Calcium: 43mg | Iron: 1mg